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expansion port (E_Port)

In general, a port is a logical device interface with the protocol associated with it. With Fibre Channel (FC), the FC ports

have a special designation that expresses the functionality and is identified by an underscore. The ports only differ from the protocol on theinterface

interms of the scope of functions. "

E" stands for extended or expanded.

Via an E_Port, FC switches can be connected to each other or to bridge units via an inter-switch link to form a switching fabric.

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Englisch: expansion port - E_Port
Updated at: 13.11.2004
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